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Spread betting at sites such as BetOnMarkets is becoming more and more popular for investors who are looking to profit from the various world trading markets. However, like most other forms of investment, spread betting and betting in general is taxable in many countries and jurisdictions but thanks to a law change in 2001, spread betting in the UK is tax free.

For generations, gamblers in the UK had to pay a levy on either their stakes or their winnings but on the 6th October 2001 the then government abolished all taxes on betting. This led to an increase in all forms of gambling, especially financial betting, which instantly become more favourable to traders than traditional investment methods that carried tax levies.

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The trading week has just drawn to a close and it was a great ending for anybody with US dollars bets on their books. Bettors at BetOnMarkets saw the US dollar thrive on Friday as news of strong consumer sentiment, coupled with other key factors, propelled the greenback up the charts.

The dollar was pretty much up right across the board as the US released details of its strongest consumer sentiment figures for just under six years, something that anybody who was betting on the dollar at BetOnMarkets today became well aware of. However, it wasn’t just this news that favoured the dollar during Friday’s trading sessions. With these encouraging figures being brandished about, there is now every possibility that, as a knock on effect, we will see the US Federal Reserve starting to curb its quantitative easing program, something that many investors and traders believe will happen.

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Spread betting is quickly becoming the investment method of choice for many financial speculators in the UK. The number one reason that spread betting is favoured so highly in the UK is its tax-free status. However, just because you’re not taxed on your profits, this does not mean that you are sure to win your bets when you first start spread betting. To ease you into this great investment opportunity, you can practice spread betting for free at BetOnMarkets using a demo account.

The demo account at BetOnMarkets allows you to familiarise yourself with the processes of spread betting, the various types of bets you can make, the many markets you can bet on and when to close a winning or losing bet, all without risking a single penny of your own hard earned cash.

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Online spread betting is very often touted as a quick and easy way to make money but this isn’t exactly the case. Admittedly, you can make very quick money by placing the right bets but likewise you can also lose your money just as quickly, if not quicker, if you fail to follow some basic rules. Limiting your losses when spread betting isn’t rocket science and it can easily be achieved by using simple, yet effective stop loss functions.

Primarily, you will come across three kinds of stop losses; standard stops, guaranteed stops and trailing stops. Each of these spread betting facilities offers its own pros and cons, as we will explain.

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In most instances of trading and investment, volatile markets should be approached with caution. This is because, as a rule of thumb, with traditional trading and investment, you can only really make profits when markets are on the up. However, spread betting at companies like BetOnMarkets allows you to profit from both rising and falling markets. This makes volatile spread betting markets much more appealing than volatile stock markets or currency pairs, for example.

One of the most profitable ways for an experienced spread better to make money in a hurry is by short selling volatile markets. Instead of betting that a market will strengthen and improve in value, short-selling or ‘betting the shorty’ as it’s also known requires you to bet that a market will fall in price.

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BetOnMarkets - Bet On Markets

Spread betting at BetOnMarkets and other leading betting firms is an increasingly popular form of investment for traders in the UK. This is because of the tax free status that betting receives in Britain. With this increase in popularity comes an influx of inexperienced spread bettors and it’s for all of you newbies that we’ve written this Dos and Don’ts of Spread Betting guide, which offers common sense advice that should steer you on the right track.

Spread betting can be a lucrative way to profit from your investments but, as profitable as spread betting can be, it can be equally as expensive when things go wrong and you can lose a huge amount of money in seconds! Therefore, you should take heed of the following tips for successful betting.

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Leading sports spread betting firm, Sporting Index are one of just a few bookmakers who lost money taking bets on the Grand National a little over a week ago thanks to a 66 to 1 shot coming home first. It was certainly a bad day at the races for Sporting Index, who are reported to have lost £50,000 on the race. This isn’t the first time that Sporting Index have taken a hit on ‘National Day’. In 2009 Sporting Index were ‘taken to the cleaners’ when 100 to 1 shot when Mon Mome romped home first.

Because spread betting pays out based on the accuracy of a bet, as opposed to simply winning or losing, the fact that a 66 to 1 shot came home by a country mile spelled disaster for any bookie laying that spread bet, as the case was for Sporting Index when Auroras Encore cruised to victory at Aintree. Prior to the start of the race, bookies at Sporting Index had predicted the winner’s starting price would be between 18 and 20 to 1 but, at 66 to 1, they got it very wrong!

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BetOnMarkets - Bet On Markets

Spread betting can be a lucrative investment opportunity if you know how the markets work and you have a sound understanding of all of the factors involved in placing bets on particular markets. But how do you get this ‘sound understanding’? Where can you begin to learn what makes the markets tick? A good place to start would be the daily reports at BetOnMarkets.

Professional trader, Dave Evans is somewhat of a financial market guru, with years of trading and betting experience and now, leading spread betting firm BetOnMarkets have procured the services of Dave to deliver daily reports covering all of the important market news and trading signals and the best thing about these daily reports is that they are totally free of charge.

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If you’re new to BetOnMarkets or if you’re new to the world of financial spread betting as a whole, you will find a handy tutorial that will get you going in the right direction. The free spread betting guide at BetOnMarkets is a comprehensive step-by-step set of instructions that tells you all that you need to know about successfully placing financial spread bets at the site.

You will find three chapters in the spread betting guide at BetOnMarkets; ‘The Markets’, ‘Strategies for Making Predictions’ and ‘Implementing your Predictions’. Each chapter will give you a basic insight into the many aspects to placing bets, from explanations telling you about each market that you can bet on to concise walkthroughs that show you exactly how to place your bets.

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BetOnMarkets - Bet On Markets

Spread betting is becoming an increasingly popular way gamble online, with many providers offering different markets to bet on with varying odds. But one thing that is often enticing to punters is the choice of bets available at a site, and there are many various bets available at BetOnMarkets. Leading online spread betting company, BetOnMarkets offers a wide and varied choice of bets that you can place on a range of Forex, indices and commodities markets.

The most popular bet to be found when spread betting at BetOnMarkets has to be the Rise/Fall Bet, which is as simple as it sounds. You bet on whether a market will rise or fall over a certain period of time. When placing Rise/Fall bets at BetOnMarkets, you can choose your market, choose a start time and duration and, of course, choose how much you want to bet.

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